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    Default Summer Multi-use suggestions?

    Ok, the sun is shining and a warm breeze is blowing and all of my favorites are winter scents and too heavy for summer use. I am looking for great and only GREAT scents for warm weather. MI is on my list already.
    However I do need choices which are appropriate for multiple occasions. What I need it to be able to have casual day wear and possibly a little more formal,
    must be pleasing to the ladies (doesn't have to be the mythical panty droppers but it could help,)
    and something for indoor use such as at church while atoning for my Saturday night sins.

    Any suggestions are appreciated. I hope to get by with four new selections in addition to the MI so multi use is important to me.

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    Citrics are the best choice. They are versatile (day/night, formal/informal), refreshing, happy, sunny and manly: Eau Sauvage, Eau D'Hadrien, Armani Pour Homme, Bois de Cedrat, etc. etc.

    Classic colognes such as Extra Vieille and Acqua di Parma are also very good.

    Tropical fruits are a good choice for summer. Try Jardin sur Le Nil or Jardin en Mediterranee. But beware: fruits are very very informal. You cannot go to a formal event smelling like mango.

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    Default Re: Summer Multi-use suggestions?

    Here are some very versatile choices:

    YSL L'Homme - great day/night wear
    Carthusia Uomo - an exceptional marine with musky/animalic undertones
    Terre d'Hermés - a great all-rounder for casual & semi formal
    Colonia Intensa - exceptional for classy summer evening excursions

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    Guerlain Vetiver, I must recommend. Other summer great wonders for me have been Annick Goutal's Hadrian Absolu (the edp of Eau d'Hadrian), Caron's L'Anarchiste, and Givenchy Monsieur.

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    I second the YSL L'Homme and would add Sung Homme!


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    Default Re: Summer Multi-use suggestions?

    Like I said in another similar thread, I suggest summer versions of all YSL Scents: Opium D'Orient, M7 Fresh, Rive Gauche Light, Kouros Summer edition, also Live Jazz and L'Homme.
    Also, Fahrenheit Summer, DG Masculine, CK Truth, Moschino Friends, L'Eau Par Kenzo

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    Bahianna and/or Acqua di Parma Colonia.


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    Terre de Hermes
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    Building off of LuciusVorenus, I'll add CRAVACHE. It goes nicely from day to night and has a nice touch of clary sage and lavender that both energizes the lemon and bridges it to the nutmeg. Since you like the "winter" frags, I think the nutmeg and patchouli will attract you to this one. Overall, it is similar to Eau Sauvage but feels slightly more complex. I always think of Eau Sauvage, Cravache, and Boucheron as the three quintessentially French gentlemanly frags. They share some notes and are all similar in feel if nothing else, so maybe you should check out Boucheron as well.
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    Default Re: Summer Multi-use suggestions?

    Creed Original Vetiver
    Acqua di Parma Assoluta
    Gai Mattiolo Uomo
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    Default Re: Summer Multi-use suggestions?

    Just about anything by Bulgari is classy & light. i.e. Aqua, Aqua Marine, Blu Notte, Soir, and Extreme. (Extreme is not as light as the others, though.)

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    Creed Green Irish Tweed

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    I have been testing ADP Colonia at night. This is definately a future purchase. Luckily, I was given a nice size sample decant to afford me such an extensive pleasure test with this.

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    Default Re: Summer Multi-use suggestions?

    i think alfred sung hei is a nice summer scent, though it super light.

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    Default Re: Summer Multi-use suggestions?

    So far it looks like Eau Sauvage and Terre de Hermes are strong prospects. All are great ideas but I will go over the notes tomorrow to get a better idea of those I am not yet familiar with.

    I am also curious about which fruits, with orange probably being most used, that are the most popular scents. Grapefruit and lemon come to mind but what about some of the lesser known or used fruit notes.

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    Etro's Shaar Nul does quite a nice job in the warmer climes.

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